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Lisa Rivera Skubal Named to North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers

Consultant Connect, a consulting agency for economic developers and site consultants, has named Lisa Rivera Skubal, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber to its 2016 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. ...

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Sioux City Named SBA Small Business Community of the Year

The Iowa District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named the city of Sioux City as the recipient of its 2016 Iowa SBA Small Business Community of the Year Award....

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Presidential Post March 11, 2016

This month I want to discuss a couple of the many acronyms in the economic developers tool kit. They need our time and attention so we can make sure that we get recognized for our efforts and share the success we have realized from these programs. ...

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Did You Know?

When your mission is… Professional Developers of Iowa, Inc., is a voluntary group of professional economic development personnel affiliated for the purpose of furthering the development of the economic base of the State of Iowa – it’s the last part of that sentence can conjure up all kinds of meanings. Economic development is a competitive business and long ago, the PDI Board of Directors agreed that the following code of ethics was established to ensure a high ethical standard for those involved in economic development. New members are required to sign it when they join but everyone should be reminded that we all raise the bar when we act ethically. ...

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Maureen Collins kicks off speaker series with talk on the sharing economy

Community development expert Maureen Collins will kick off The Tomorrow Plan 2016 Speaker Series this month with a talk on the sharing economy....

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